"To all the women with the flaws, know it’s hard my darling. You wonder why you’re lonely, and your man’s not calling. You keep falling victim cause you’re insecure, and when I tell you that you’re beautiful you can’t be sure. ‘Cause he don’t seem to want you back and it’s got you asking, so all you see is what you lacking, not what you packin’. Take it from a man that loves what you got, and baby girl you’re a star, don’t let ‘em tell you you’re not.
Now is it real? Eyebrows, fingernails, hair - is it real? If it’s not, girl you don’t care, ‘cause what’s real is something that the eyes can’t see, that the hands can’t touch, that them broads can’t be - and that’s you.
Never let ‘em see you frown. And if you need a friend to pick you up, I’ll be around. And we can ride with the windows down, the music loud.
I can tell you ain’t laughed in a while, but I wanna see that crooked smile.."
- 'Crooked Smile' - J.Cole
"Love yourself, girl, or nobody will. Though you’re a woman, I don’t know how you deal with all the pressure to look impressive and go out in heels; I feel for you. Killing yourself to find a man that’ll kill for you. You wake up, put makeup on, stare in the mirror. But it’s clear that you can’t face what’s wrong; no need to fix what God already put his paint brush on."
- J. Cole (via whatever-floats-your-yacht)